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August 30, 2011   Email to Friend 

ANNUAL TREASURE FOREST CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN TUSCALOOSA
Joan Malone
251-679-6087
August 30, 2011

The 2010 Alabama TREASURE Forest Association conference was a big hit. Above, conference attendees toured Gene and Jana Renfroe's acreage in Pike County, where they learned about the farm's conservation and management practices.
The Alabama TREASURE Forest Association (ATFA) is hosting its annual conference and tour in Tuscaloosa, Sept. 30-Oct. 1.

The conference begins Friday, Sept. 30 at the Hotel Capstone in Tuscaloosa, with registration at 9 a.m. A luncheon will follow from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The topics of Friday's 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. sessions include "How to Grow Big Fish in a Small Pond," "Let's Sell Pine Straw," "Sustainability, ATFA in the Woods, FSC in the Store," "Managing Your Timber for Long-Term Family Income" and "Learning Life Lessons from Land Management: Ladies Only."

Saturday's events begin with a prayer breakfast at 8 a.m., followed by the opportunity to see how timber and wildlife are managed inside a high fenced enclosure at the McGiffert TREASURE Forest. The conference will conclude with the ATFA banquet and auction from 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday.

To register, visit www.atfa.net.

The registration fee is $99 for adults and $25 for children (19 and under). This fee includes the luncheon, banquet, sessions, auction and tour.

Rooms are available specifically for ATFA conference attendees at the Hotel Capstone for a special rate of $109. To make reservations, call 205-752-3200.


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